Outdoor sports enthusiasts can enjoy activities ranging from kids casting and fishing to beginning shotgun shooting and archery during the National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration at Sportsman's Acres on Saturday. The hours for the event will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This will be the 50th anniversary of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Geary County Fish & Game Association will open their ranges and facilities to the public, inviting people to try their hand at shooting and angling at no cost. Fish & Game Association spokesman Larry George said they like to get people out. "We try to do a few displays and demonstrations, said George. "You can just show up here between 9 and 3 and plan on spending a few hours."
Other activities including bouncing clay target rabbits. If you want to try a few shots on the trap range you can try that. If you want to shoot a .22 rifle or pistol you can try that." There will be displays and demonstrations throughout the day.
Part of the event includes an all day outdoor sports swap meet, and there will be meals and snacks available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. including sloppy joes, potato chips and beans along with a drink for a suggested donation of about $7 or $8.